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2,386 Possible Causes for Pleural Effusion

  • Atelectasis

    RESULTS: 23% of the patients had changes in the lung related to pleural effusion, atelectasis or pneumonia/pneumonitis.[] Abstract We present a case of whole-lung torsion after massive pleural effusion and atelectasis.[] A chest ultrasound confirmed the presence of a lung consolidation and of a modest pleural effusion.[]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    SUBJECT: A 79-year-old woman experienced episodic dyspnea with unilateral pleural effusion for 2 years.[] Computed tomography and X-ray of the thorax showed left-sided pleural effusion.[] effusion · Decrease in vital capacity by one third from maximum recorded · Tachycardia (heart rate 120 beats/min.)[]

  • Cardiomyopathy

    Associated pleural effusions may also be seen.[] effusions Cardiac catheterization with pressure measurements Possible myocardial biopsy to identify underlying cause Treatment References: [1] [3] [16] [17] Arrhythmogenic[] Pulmonary multi-detector computed tomography angiography excluded acute pulmonary embolism but revealed bilateral pulmonary infiltration and pleural effusion suggesting acute[]

  • Adenocarcinoma of the Breast

    The patient experienced a relapse of right pleural effusion 2 years later and received multimodal treatment.[] […] metastatic pleural effusion.[] Results: Sole pleural effusion was the most common radiological finding.[]

  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

    Four years after the diagnosis of lymphoma, she presented with a left pleural effusion.[] effusion).[] Large pericardial effusion or arrhythmias secondary to cardiac metastases. Respiratory problems secondary to pleural effusion and/or parenchymal lesions.[]

  • Pulmonary Embolism

    Echography showed a moderate amount of pleural effusion on both sides and no dilatation of the right cardiac ventricle.[] , pleural effusion, elevated diaphragm, and enlarged hilum were also poor predictors of PE.[] effusion, NBTE with cutaneous and neurological manifestations, with a rapid evolution into shock, culminating in death.[]

  • Pneumococcal Pneumonia

    High C-reactive protein (CRP) ( 20 mg·dL(-1)) (odds ratio (OR) 2.36, 95% CI 1.45-3.85), pleural effusion (OR 2.03, 95% CI 1.13-3.65) and multilobar involvement (OR 1.69, 95%[] Lobar consolidation and pleural effusions appeared initially, followed within several days by the appearance of multiple small lucencies in the area of consolidation.[] Chest radiography showed lobar pneumonia, right pleural effusion and cardiomegaly.[]

  • Meigs Syndrome

    […] defining the character of pleural effusion.[] […] present data reliably defining the character of pleural effusion.[] To date, at 10 months past the initial presentation, she has not had recurrence of pleural effusion.[]

  • Pleurisy

    Four weeks later although her right sided pleural effusion was subsiding she developed a left sided pleural effusion.[] , seven with infectious pleural effusion, and eight with transudative pleural effusion by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay and colorimetric method.[] RESULTS: Of 138 patients who underwent thoracoscopic pleural biopsy, a total of 50 had effusions with ADA levels of less than 50 IU/L.[]

  • Carcinoma of the Lung

    Gefitinib was administered and the pleural effusion resolved.[] Chest radiography showed a shadow of pleural effusion by the height of the front end of the third right rib.[] CASE REPORT: A 74-year-old Japanese male presented with dyspnea and contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) showed abundant left pleural effusion and a mass in lower lobe[]

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